Book your Assessment Day at ELAM.
Please complete the form below to book into your assessment day at ELAM. All assessment days start at 5.00pm so please make sure you arrive on time and try to be at least 15 minutes early. You can find us here.
What will I do at the assessment day?
This will be a one to one interview with a member of the ELAM team. We are keen to understand a little bit more about your accomplishments to date and also your understanding of the ELAM course and what you will be doing if you join us.
2. Group Activity
You will be put into a randomly selected group with other students interviewing for a place at ELAM and you will have to plan an event together. You will be given more information when you arrive. We are looking to see how you can work in a team.
3. Solo Music Performance
You will be required to perform a solo on your instrument or voice. If you are performing with your voice you must have an accompaniment. The accompaniment should be a good quality backing track (MP3, WAV or AIFF - NOT on a CD) without your part on it. If you are a vocalist you may accompany yourself on the guitar, ukulele or piano, for example. Hundreds of good quality backing tracks are available on iTunes and other backing track websites. A solo piano piece or a solo guitar piece that was intended as a solo may be performed without accompaniment. The performance piece can be one of your own compositions if you wish but there is no extra credit given for performing your own piece as this is a performance assessment, not a composition assessment. You might have created your ‘own version or arrangement’ of someone else’s song or piece which is wholly appropriate. Your performance should be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes. You should prepare your performance to the highest possible standard and should chose something which shows off your musical skills effectively.
If you don’t play an instrument or sing or rap, you can share your production/other musical skills with us by bringing examples of your work but should be aware that the course at ELAM involves performance for all trainees, both as a soloist and in groups.
What do I need to prepare in advance?
- Prepare your journey, its not a good idea to be late for an interview.
- Plan what you are doing in your solo performance and make sure you have everything you need.
- Do your research about the course you will study at ELAM.
- Think about some of your previous accomplishments so that you can share them with us on the day.
Any Questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org